Kirsten Cliff

Born 1977 in Auckland, New Zealand
Living in Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand
http://kirstencliffwrites.blogspot.com

Kirsten Cliff

 

between breaths

following the white

of this butterfly

                       

The Heron's Nest Volume XV, Number 2: June 2013; 
Still Heading Out: An anthology of Australian and New Zealand haiku (eds. Jacqui Murray & Katherine Samuelowicz, paper wasp 2013)

 

drifting evensong

pine needles cloistered

in fresh snow

                       

5th Prize, New Zealand Poetry Society International Haiku Competition 2013; 
Given an ordinary stone (ed. Owen Bullock, NZPS Anthology 2013); 
Still Heading Out: An anthology of Australian and New Zealand haiku (eds. Jacqui Murray & Katherine Samuelowicz, paper wasp 2013)

 

heartsick . . .

the floxgloves of my childhood

out of reach

                       

Issa's Untidy Hut, Wednesday Haiku #106, 13 March, 2013

 

first winter's day

I slip into

his gumboots

                       

The Heron's Nest Volume XIII, Number 3: September 2011
A New Resonance 8: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku(eds. Jim Kacian & Dee Evetts, Red Moon Press 2013); 
Now This: Contemporary Poems of Renewals, Beginnings and Firsts(ed. Robert Epstein, Wasteland Press 2013); 
Still Heading Out: An anthology of Australian and New Zealand haiku (eds. Jacqui Murray & Katherine Samuelowicz, paper wasp 2013)

 

coming home

to an empty house

so many stars

                       

Kokako 12 (April 2010); 
evolution: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku (ed. Jim Kacian, Red Moon Press 2011); 
A New Resonance 8: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (eds. Jim Kacian & Dee Evetts, Red Moon Press 2013); 
Still Heading Out: An anthology of Australian and New Zealand haiku (eds. Jacqui Murray & Katherine Samuelowicz, paper wasp 2013)

 

winter afternoon

one empty space

in the library carpark

                       

Honourable Mention, Haiku International Association 2009 Haiku Contest;
Poems in the Waiting Room pamphlet, Winter 2013 edition; 
Still Heading Out: An anthology of Australian and New Zealand haiku (eds. Jacqui Murray & Katherine Samuelowicz, paper wasp 2013)

 

navigating

these country roads     

the curl of her hair      

                       

Highly Commended, New Zealand Poetry Society International Haiku Competition 2008; 
Before the Sirocco (ed. Joanna Preston, NZPS Anthology 2008); 
HSA "Haiku Wall" exhibited in the historic Liberty Theatre Gallery
at the Quarterly National Haiku Society of America  Meeting in Bend, Oregon on June 3-5, 2011
as part of the down town Bend Oregon First Friday June Art Walk; 
Still Heading Out: An anthology of Australian and New Zealand haiku (eds. Jacqui Murray & Katherine Samuelowicz, paper wasp 2013)

 

day moon

hoof prints litter

the beach track

                       

Third Prize, Katikati Haiku Contest 2008; 
bravado 14 (November 2008);
“Poems from Aotearoa” Per Diem: Daily Haiku on The Haiku Foundation website
(ed. Sandra Simpson, April 2012); The Haiku Foundation Haiku App for the Apple Platform (2012)

 

heat shimmer

a heron drinks

from the horse trough

                       

The Heron's Nest Volume XV, Number 1 (March 2013); 
Still Heading Out: An anthology of Australian and New Zealand haiku
(eds. Jacqui Murray & Katherine Samuelowicz, paper wasp 2013)

 

sun-soaked sky . . .

seeking out the wisdom

of beach glass

 

A New Resonance 8: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku 
(eds. Jim Kacian & Dee Evetts, Red Moon Press 2013)